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20th Birthday


August 2012



The Southern Highlands & Illawarra Region Inside:

Food & Wine Festival

Camden Festival

Food & Wine Festival

Carrington Fair

Fireside Festival

Camden Antique Fair

Alpaca Show

ADFAS Film Night

Battle of the Bangers

Trainworks Winter Beer Festival

Carrington Fair

Trainworks Beer Festival



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All’s Fair @ Carrington

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Carrington Centennial Care

“Enable to Care” 90 Werombi Road, Grasmere Village & Community Stalls:

We have 150 stall holders from the Village and community; food, music, dance displays, car displays, fire engine display, show rides, pony rides, Elderslie High School Farmyard display, and our wonderful train ride.

Come and experience the best family day! Parking inside ground $2 (donation Masonic Club Free Masons)


Still great Value! Tickets NOW SELLING $2.00 each. The 12 raffles prizes will be drawn at the fair at 2pm at the information stall.

Carrington Centennial Care is a beautiful retirement living Village situated at 90 Werombi Rd, Camden on 450 acres. Our aim is to provide a total care plan for our aged and younger disabled residents, based on a policy of good service and support in residential and communitcare, always respecting the need for independence and privacy. We have self care accommodation, hostels, nursing home and community care. We have thousands of people come to the Fair for a full day of stalls, music, entertainment and we all pray for a good fine day.

Phone: (02) 46590 590 or Carole Cleminson 46590305 Fair Coordinator and Chairperson 2012 E-mail: Website:




From the Editor August

The Southern Highlands and surrounding areas offer a diverse range of things to see and do. As well, each month there is an event or festival to interest everyone and this month is exceptional!

Discover winter in the Canberra region, with this year’s Fireside Festival. During this month-long festival, curl up by a crackling fire, with some hearty winter cuisine while enjoying a glass of fine local red wine with friends and family.

Camden will host the annual Antique Fair early in August. The fair will have up to thirty dealers from NSW and interstate who will bring top quality furniture, jewellery, porcelain, artefacts, linen and lace, and collectable items to sell at the event.

Bowral will host the Dan Murphy’s Food and Wine Festival early in September. The Festival will showcase not only wines, but also local produce and culinary demonstrations from local chefs. There will be arts and craft displays, live entertainment and more.

The Carrington Retirement Village will hold its annual fair with the usual stalls, music and entertainment in August also. Expect a mix of community and village participation offering everything you can expect from a country fair! Trainworks, in Thirlmere, will host a Beer Festival with craft beer tastings, live music and food while in the Southern Highlands you can enjoy the 'Battle of the Bangers' in pubs throughout the month. Be part of this event for guaranteed fun while helping to raise much needed funds for Lifeline.

During September you can look forward to more events; Camden will hold its annual festival and there will be an Alpaca Show in the Moss Vale Showground. Be sure to place these events in your diary. While you are in the area, be sure to take the opportunity to enhance your stay by visiting a market, a gallery or a village, then lunch at a local winery while enjoying the taste of our cool climate wines.

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Towns Campbelltown, Camden Wollondilly Mittagong & Bowral Berrima & Moss Vale Robertson Goulburn Wollongong

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FEATURED EVENTS Camden Festival Carrington Fair Trainworks Beer Festival ADFAS Bowral Lecture Battle of the Bangers Food & Wine Festval Camden Antique Fair Fireside Festival Alpaca Show

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Evening High Tea at Back Galley Cafe

First Sunday of every month 108 Argyle St, Camden Ph: (02) 4655 6000 First Sunday of every month - with a twist! There are four choices of high tea to choose from including tradtional, chocolate lovers, boozy and retro. From 6pm. From $32 per person.

Arts Centre Cafe

Last Sunday of every month Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown Ph: (02) 4645 4297 Set in the picturesque surrounds of the Japanese Gardens. High tea includes a tempting selection of sweet and savoury treats, tea and coffee and an optional glass of bubbly. Group bookings on other dates are also available - ideal for bridal showers, baby showers, family get togethers, business networking and more. 1.30pm - 4pm. $31.50 per person or $36.50 including bubbly.

Vintage High Tea at Gledswood Homestead

Every Saturday 900 Camden Valley Way, Catherine Field Ph: (02) 9606 5111 Indulge in vintage high tea at the 182 year old Homestead featuring multitiered stands of sweet and savoury treats, fresh scones with jam and cream, petit fours and endless tea and coffee, all while enjoying the ambiance of the regal Gledswood Music Room. Sittings at 1.30pm and 3.30pm. From $42 per person.

Harrington Grove Country Club

Call reception for dates. 1 Forestgrove Dr, Harrington Park Ph: (02) 4631 3200 Macarthur's premier venue provides high tea special events in Harrington's intimate dining room, set amongst luxurious and stylish furnishings and surrounding woodland landscape. Enjoy the ambience with a glass of bubbly, live music entertainment and multi-tiered plates of sweet and savoury delights. Bring your friends, family or work colleagues for a relaxing afternoon, but book early as positions are limited and fill quickly. From 1pm. $42 per head, including hot beverages.

Infusion Restaurant at Rydges Hotel, Campbelltown Every day Old Menangle Rd, Campbelltown Ph: (02) 4645 0500 Relax, enjoy and indulge yourself in the girly elegance of High Tea. Sip your favourite tea from beautiful wedgewood china and let Infusion's French chef and his team tempt you with their delicious array of handmade savoury and sweet treats. Ideal for special occasions such as baby showers, birthdays, mother's day and bridal showers. 11am to 3pm. $45 per person. Seniors only special $29.50 every Monday. There are also many more dining and entertainment options in the Macarthur region. To find out more go to our website;

P: 1800 655 991 E:, 6

Camden Valley Inn in Macarthur


Camden, Narellan, Campbelltown

August in Macarthur Spring is around the corner. Enjoy the last few weeks of crisp winter days in Macarthur, where we have plenty of activities to keep you entertained! High Tea in the Macarthur region has become a hugely popular past time. Infusion Restaurant at Rydges, Gledswood Homestead, Back Galley Café, Harrington Grove Country Club and the Arts Centre Café at Campbelltown Arts Centre hold High Tea at various times. Contact the venue for details. The Macarthur region’s newest cellar door, Razorback Ridge Wines, is now open every weekend. One of the region’s newest operators, Gledswood Homestead Ghost Tours, is held every Friday night. Experience Gledswood Homestead by torchlight and connect with the spirits that reside in the convict built cellar. The hugely successful Comedy at C'Town program continues at the Campbelltown Arts Centre throughout August. This month's line-up features the comedic talents of the Laughing Samoans on Friday 3 August. The Fabulous Food Trail Tour on Saturday 4 August. Enjoy a full day guided tour visiting a variety of local producers, farms and orchards. On Sunday 5 August is Wivenhoe Historic House Open Day. Enjoy a glimpse of a bygone era with a guided tour of the historical house.

Glenalvon House Open Days are held on 7, 11 and 15 August and provide the opportunity to view the domestic and social history of the Campbelltown area. Sunday 19 August provides the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely day of wine tasting at Ruane Winery Cellar Door Open Day. The annual Riverfest festival returns to Koshigaya Park on Saturday 25 August. This popular family event features a variety of multicultural entertainment, performers, dancers, informative stalls, free interactive workshops and food vendors. Concluding the month is the Campbelltown Family Show on at Tabcorp Park, Menangle. For more information on these events, as well as further information on What's On in Macarthur, go to our website

Campbelltown visitor information centre

What to See & Do Campbelltown Arts Centre Japanese Gardens and Teahouse Struggletown Fine Arts Complex Mount Annan Botanic Garden Fine dining at our many cafes and restaurants Boutique shopping & markets Macarthur Square – shopping, leisure, dining and entertainment complex Horse riding, Laser Skirmish Joy flights, hot air ballooning and skydiving Major Regional Festivals Fisher's Ghost Festival Ingleburn Alive Camden Antique Fair Camden Festival New Year's Eve Celebrations VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES Campbelltown VIC 15 Old Menangle Rd, Campbelltown Ph 4645 4921 Camden VIC 'John Oxley Cottage' Camden Valley Way, Elderslie Ph 4658 1370

4645 4921 15 Old Menangle Road

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All’s ‘Fair’@ Carrington Care - 11th August 2012 Excitement is building amongst the residents, with preparations well underway for the annual Carrington Fair to be held in the grounds at 90 Werombi Rd Camden – 3k South West of town. A much respected icon in the Macarthur region for 120 years, CARRINGTON CARE is a not for profit, charitable, public benevolent institution focusing on Aged and Disabled Care. Carrington Care now encompasses, 264 Retirement Village residences (1, 2& 3 bedrooms) for independent over55’s, 214 Hostel

rooms for those who are frail, aged or needing Dementia management, 94 Nursing Home beds for the fully dependent aged or disabled and Community Care support for over 300 people throughout the Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly areas. With all proceeds going directly to benefit village residents, the Fair has grown to become a wonderful community event with something for all ages. Open from 9am to 3pm, there are150 stall holders from the Village and Community; food, music, dance


displays, car displays, fire engine display, show rides, pony rides, Elderslie High School farmyard animals and our ever popular train rides. Raffle prizes drawn at 2pm. Special thanks go to the sponsors, committee, residents and volunteers in our community for their generous support of this worthy cause. So please come to beautiful Camden, enjoy our Fair and have a great day. Any enquiries please contact: Ph: 02 46 590 305 CARRINGTON CENTENNIAL CARE 90 Werombi Rd, CAMDEN Ph: 02 46 590 590


Discover Australia’s largest botanic garden, the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan. At 416 hectares in size, you can experience rolling hills and ornamental lakes set amongst displays of Australian plants. Free guided tours leave most days from the Visitor Centre. There are walking trails, a mountain bike track and an on-site café.

Your Garden Open 10 am – 5 pm Narellan Road, Mount Annan To find out more visit or phone 4634 7935.


Camden R.S.L. entertained CHINESE RESTAURANT Open Daily Lun 12 - 2.30pm, Din 5.30pm. Snack Bar & A-La-Carte Menu

ROCK & ROLL & SWING CLASSES: Mon 7-9pm LINE DANCING: Tues-11.30am Beginners-11.30-12.30 (18 yrs & over $3) TRIVIA: Wed 7.30pm Lots of fun and prizes, teams of two or more. CLUB BINGO: Fantastic prizes & raffles. Thurs 10.45am MEAT MARKET: Fri 5pm , drawn at 6.30pm. Includes LUCKY MEMBERS DRAW LTPS/11/07262 ENTERTAINMENT: in the Ken Bond Lounge - Fri 8.00pm Party Bands. LIVE BANDS: Sat 8.00pm - Free entry RAFFLES: Sun Fill the fridge! Stock the Pantry! Tickets 5pm. Drawn 6.30pm. Includes Lucky Members Draw. LTPS/11/07262 DOWN MEMORY LANE: Sun night entertainment from 5.30pm Membership: now open - $5.50 incl GST


23 Cawdor Rd, Camden (adjacent to Coles) Ph: 4655 8705




Winter Beer Festival 2012 Brewers 'all aboard' for NSW’s first ever Winter Beer Festival Australia’s finest craft breweries will converge on the tiny town of Thirlmere on August 25 for the inaugural Trainworks Winter Beer Festival – the only festival of its kind to unite the engineering and craftsmanship of mighty engines and mighty fine beer. The craft brewing sector is the fastest growing segment of Australia’s estimated $4.9 billion packaged beer market and the Trainworks Winter Beer Festival will be a celebration of the brands and the brews that are driving demand for craft beer. Food lovers will not be disappointed, a hearty line up of eateries offering warming winter fare have been selected to ensure the fine quality beer on offer is complemented by food of an equally high calibre. In addition to having the best craft breweries Australia has on offer confirmed for the event, Trainworks has ensured that designated drivers and kids will also be looked after. There will be live entertainment all day and a kid’s area featuring jumping castles and other activities. Trainworks, Australia’s newest and biggest train related attraction, was the beneficiary of a $30 million upgrade in 2011. Located in Thirlmere, a pleasant hours’ drive south of Sydney, it’s the



perfect distance for a daytrip and offers a fresh, rural setting for a major food and beer event. Coaches to the Trainworks Winter Beer Festival will operate from The Local Taphouse Darlinghurst - ‘the best beer bar in the land’ and Campbelltown Railway Station. Pick-up times and booking details will be confirmed soon. There will be a complimentary bus service to and from Picton Station all day. For further details go to:

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First Saturday of each month 8am-1pm BBQ and devonshire teas available

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Fine Australian Art

Designer Clothes

The Original Country Market (Except January and February)


Relax before or after exploring the Mount Annan Botanic Garden.

Fresh new artworks in stock!

Vlado Begonja, James Boissett, Conchita Carambano, Patrick Carroll, Robyn Collier, John Cornwell, Kym Hart, Greg Jarmaine, Paul Margocsy, Velia Newman and many more… Gallery hours: Wed - Sun & Pub Hols 10am-5pm

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evenings for private parties and functions.

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Burragorang Lookout


Picton, Thirlmere, Bargo, Appin Wollondilly is a popular destination for a Tree Change or holiday. The area features Razorback Range, Burragorang Valley and towns like Picton, Appin, Thirlmere and Warragamba. Wollondilly, on the south western outskirts of Sydney and at the foothills of the Southern Highlands, is surrounded by spectacular, natural beauty and rural pastures. It is proudly known as “The Catchment”, supplying the bulk of Sydney’s drinking water supplies, and is a mecca for nature lovers boasting 21 bush walks, wildlife

sanctuaries, lookouts and National Parks. The district is rich in history. The earliest known inhabitants of the district were the natives of the Gundangurra Tribe, who gave the area its name. Wollondilly boasts many unique Bed & Breakfast facilities offering perfect service, home made meals and local knowledge. Visit for a wide variety of accommodation.

What to See & Do Nepean, Cataract, Cordeaux, Avon & Warragamba Dams Burragorang Lookout Wirrimbirra Sanctuary Train Works in Thirlmere VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Old Post Office, Argyle St, Picton Ph: 4677 8313 ...will take you there!

Tour, discover, stay & play! Wine & Dine Markets Natural beauty Places of interest



Wollondilly Picton, Thirlmere, Tahmoor, Bargo, The Oaks, Oakdale, Nattai, Wilton, Douglas Park, Menangle, Appin, Warragamba, Silverdale, Yerranderie.


Now is the perfect time to discover the amazing and diverse range of quality local produce available in the Wollondilly Shire.


Visit or contact the Visitor Information Centre on 02 4677 8313


Check out what's on in the Wollondilly Shire at:


Lake Alexandra

Mittagong & Bowral Discover the natural beauty, glorious gardens, antiques, art and the heritage of the area. The Southern Highlands is a playground for lovers of fine wine and hearty food. Mittagong - the gateway to the Southern Highlands Mittagong township is rich in history and is known as the gateway to the Southern Highlands. The town has a real sense of yester-year, with a number of stunning heritage buildings. The centre of town offers a delightful shopping experience with homewares, clothing, needlecraft, antiques, jewellery and health and beauty outlets. Indulge the tastebuds in one of the many cafes, restaurants, clubs and coffee houses. In the midst of the township is Lake Alexandra where the kids can play, the big kids can picnic or just enjoy


the quiet relaxed environment on the edge of the Lake. Mittagong is south west of Sydney in the Nattai River Valley between Mt Gibraltar, known locally as ‘The Gib’ and Mt Alexandra, both extinct volcanic peaks. Bowral - home to the International Cricket Hall of Fame Bowral is a most delightful country town situated in a valley at the foot of Mt.Gibraltar. Due to the high altitude of the Southern Highlands, the town enjoys gorgeous autumns as exotic European trees and shrubs change their colour in preparation for the winter months. The shopping precinct in Bowral has an atmosphere like that of few other country towns as it offers an eclectic variety of boutiques, bookstores, antique and craft shops, restaurants and cafes.

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What to See & Do All Aboard Model Railway Corbett Gardens in Bowral Southern Highlands Wineries Lake Alexandra International Cricket Hall of Fame Major Regional Festivals. Antiques & Collectables Fair Tulip Time Bowral Autumn Music Festival Art Studio Trail


International Cricket Hall of Fame & VIC, St Jude St Bowral Ph: 4862 1247 Tourism S/Highlands 62 - 70 Main St, Mittagong. Ph: 1300 657 559

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Roundabout the House Pavers, retaining walls, pergolas, garden sheds, gates, arbours, cubbys, fencing, dove cotes & lots more.

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WILLIAMS QUALITY MEATS Bacon, Ham & Prosciutto. Beef, Lamb, Pork & Poultry. Crocodile & Game meats. Marinated Meat, Poussin, Quail & Rabbit. Smallgoods, Smoked Items. Veal, Venison & Yearlings.

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Interior Design, custom made curtains, blinds & furnishings. Call for a free measure & quote

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All Aboard Model Railways is one of the premier attractions in the Southern Highlands. Journey through the world of model trains with our unique displays and trainscaped miniature garden. BRAEMAR

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ADFAS Bowral This year the ADFAS Film Night on 8 August will raise funds to support sending children from six small local schools to an Oz Opera for Schools performance of Hansel and Gretel. Funds raised by ADFAS also support scholarships for two students at the Sturt School for Wood. This year’s choice of a film classic, The Remains of the Day, the 1993 Merchant Ivory film, starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson, was nominated for eight Academy Awards. Tickets are available at the Empire Cinema. The next ADFAS illustrated lecture will be held on 22 August at The Ballroom Annesley, Westwood Drive, Bowral and is being presented by English lecturer Dr. Geri Parlby. Titled: The Emperor and the Prostitute – Justinian and Theodora, the Most Notorious Couple in the History of Byzantium and the Art they inspired, this lecture looks at the life of the pair who ruled the world’s most powerful empire during the 6th century. Together they inspired some of the most beautiful art in the Byzantine Empire, from the sublime mosaics of Ravenna and St. Catherine’s monastery to the miraculous architecture of Hagia Sophia. Sessions take place at 10.30am and 6.00pm and visitors are welcome at $20 per head. Visit for more information.

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The search for the best banger has begun! This 'region-wide' competition began at the Surveyor Inn in Berrima five years ago and is now being held in weekly heats, in six Highland's best known pubs. The final and semi-final 'bang-offs' will take place at the Inn on 30 September. Tooheys has provided two prizes; a holiday valued at $10,000 and a runnerup prize of a Barbeque. Other prizes include Iceboxes and cases of Fourex Gold for the winner of each pub. Ross Durney from the Surveyor Inn warns that the competition will be "anything but straight forward" because there are 13 rules which include "bangers must have a skin, no elongated rissoles", "illegal substances may not be used in bangers" and "the rules are subject to change at any time without notice". Attend the heats or grand final event, which is part of the Tulip Time Festival. Join in the fun and vote for your favourite banger, while helping to raise much needed funds for Tulip Time's charity partner, Lifeline. $1 from every schooner sold at the final will be donated to the cause. The Surveyor Inn in Berrima will hold its heats every Thursday from 5.30 pm. Other pubs involved are Top Pub Mittagong, Burrawang Hotel, Moss Vale Hotel, Sutton Forest Inn and Imperial Hotel Bowral.


& Garden Ornaments



The Battle of the Bangers!

A fine food store with a wide variety of Australian & imported cheeses & gourmet foods.

Select your own gift hamper. Corbett Plaza, Wingecarribee St Bowral

Ph: 4862 3749 Mon - Fri 9-5pm, Sat 8.30-4pm, Sun 10-3pm

Food & Wine Festival -15 & 16 September Bong Bong, Picnic Race Club, Bowral One of the biggest food and wine events in NSW is on again in the Southern Highlands in September. After the worst wet weather in 60 years forced the cancellation of the muchanticipated, inaugural Festival in March of this year, the disappointment of organisers, exhibitors, stall holders and those planning to attend resonated near and far. For the Southern Highlands region, renowned for its award winning food and wine, restaurants, hospitality and talent, this original premier event created much excitement and a buzz throughout the Food and Wine Industry, so the timing of the rescheduling of the event was always going to be of the utmost importance – March 2013, just seemed too far away. In light of this, major sponsor Dan Murphy’s has agreed to fast track the restaging of the event through additional sponsorship, enabling the event to be

launched as originally planned in 2012. Robert Kay, President of the Southern Highlands Food & Wine Association, said “This initiative of the Association is a cornerstone of our plans to increase awareness of the Southern Highlands as a producer of fine wines and artisan food as well as home to many excellent restaurants, so we are very grateful to Dan Murphy’s and the other sponsors like WIN Television, Berrima Bus Lines, Radio 2ST, Southern Highland News and Kennards for agreeing to double-up on their sponsorship.” “The decision of sponsors to renew their support acknowledges the calibre of the event as well as the vast amount of interest generated for the March event as a showcase for the Southern Highlands Region and it’s exceptional Food and Wine Industry.’ In an exciting development, the Inland Tourism Barbecue Challenge, to be televised by the Nine and WIN Television

networks, will also be a feature of the Festival in 2012. The two day festival will showcase the region’s exceptional food and wine as well as arts and crafts displays, retail outlets, live entertainment and plenty of activities for children. Complimented by a delicious undercover food court and a posse of talented award winning chefs on hand to demonstrate their culinary expertise and knowledge of local produce, there will be plenty to peruse, learn, taste and savour. Festivities will be set to the delightful Jazz croons of popular band Ella’s Holiday, live entertainment favoured by industry legend and local Geoff Harvey and most recently much loved comic Barry Humphries. The tantalizing, multi-awarded wines of the region will be available for tastings throughout the Festival with many a case finding a spot in the car boot for savouring post festival! Shuttle Bus services from Bowral Train Station to the Event will be operating on both days.

Dan Murphy’s

Southern Highlands

AD SPACE Entry: $10 per person kids under 15 free When: Saturday 15th September Sunday 16th September Open: Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 10am-5pm Where: Bong Bong Picnic Race Club, Kangaloon Road, Bowral. Transport: Shuttle buses will run from Bowral Train Station to the venue.

FOODFestival &WINE 2012 15th & 16th September 2012

Come and enjoy this 2 day festival of award winning food and wine. Listen to live music whilst savouring local food and sampling great wines by the glass. Be inspired by cooking demonstrations and take home quality fresh produce. Enjoy the family fair and market stalls, it’s sure to be a fun day out for everyone! Proudly supported by:

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Camden Lion's Market

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Warragamba Creative Traders 2nd Sunday of each month 9am - 2pm Warragamba Town Hall.

Lots of stalls. Good food & refreshments 2nd Sun 9am -3pm School of Arts. Hoddle St Robertson. Ph: 4885 1216



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Historic Berrima

Berrima & Moss Vale

Bundanoon Berrima - a shoppers paradise Berrima is a unique, historic village offering a day tripper the most wonderful array of food and shopping experiences in a living history environment. Established as a township in 1831, Berrima is a preserved Australian, Georgian, colonial town. It is located in a picturesque valley on a bend of the Wingecarribee River. The town was laid out in the manner of an English village around a village green. The centre of the village today is a living museum, with many of the original buildings, including the gaol, still providing a unique atmosphere within the town. The area is famous for its bushranger activity in the late 1800s. Today, Berrima is a favourite day trip destination for Sydneysiders and Illawarra and Canberra residents. It offers exquisite boutique shopping, antiques and great food. Moss Vale, the Shire Capital Moss Vale is the gateway to the Hume Highway and the Illawarra and is central to Southern Highland townships and villages and to Highland attractions. The town retains an atmosphere and charm of yesteryear due to an effort to preserve and restore old public buildings and private homes. Some buildings date to the 1860s 1890s, the Old Post Office. The Moss Vale Hotel, Court House and the historic Railway Station are fine examples of the 19C architecture. Leighton Gardens, in the centre of town, is as pretty as a picture in spring and autumn with massed displays of flowers and shrubs.


Bundanoon, a "place of deep gullies". Early industries in the district included timber milling, sandstone quarrying and farming. Today Bundanoon retains many of its early 20C buildings and has a 'yesteryear' charm about it. Bundanoon has its share of interesting craft shops, art galleries, cafes, restaurants, nurseries and picnic areas. You can hire a bike, walk through nearby Morton National Park, enjoy picnic spots, native flowers and birds and see kangaroos and wallabies at dusk on the edge of town. Take a walk to "Glow Worm Glen" and discover how the Glow Worms live and glow. Bundanoon is a bushwalkers paradise with fourteen suggested walks; most have vantage points with spectacular views across the valleys. Probably the most visited lookout is the one overlooking the Grand Canyon 3km from the town centre.

What to See & Do Berrima Courthouse Museum Berrima District Museum Leighton Gardens in Moss Vale Southern Highlands Wineries Berrima Goal Major Regional Festivals. Australia Day in Berrima Bundanoon Winterfest Bundanoon Garden Ramble Moss Vale Show Brigadoon in Bundanoon VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Old Courthouse Museum & Information Centre Cnr Wiltshire & Argyle Sts Berrima Ph: 024877 1505

Enjoy the very best of

The Pines Pastoral Retreat, Relax and Refresh 6 historic cottages set in 700 acres of rural quietness and privacy - self catering. Stroll around the rolling hills and valleys of the farm E: Ph: 02 4868 3523 Mob: 0418 200 138

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at the new WERAI TEAHOUSE ONLY $25 pp (min 2 people)

Breakfast & lunches available every day NOW FULLY LICENSED Open 6 days 8 to 5pm. Closed Tuesdays Bookings essential

Cnr Mt. Broughton Rd & Werai Rd. Werai.

Ph: 024883 4664

Bundanoon -

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Visit The Bay Tree Gallery in Berrima Steve and Luke Horton opened The Bay Tree Gallery on 1 May providing them with an opportunity to promote local artists and their work. After retiring last year the opportunity of working with his son Luke and the ability to work with local artists was just an offer too good to be true. The Bay Tree Gallery has two gallery areas .The main gallery exhibiting works by many local and featured artists including paintings, pottery, figurines, woodwork, jewellery and photography. The second gallery is exhibiting glasswork and locally made jewellery. The gallery is in the midst of discussions to add a number of fine ceramic works to this area. The gallery also has four areas for gifts

and cards, ladies and men’s fashions and accessories including quality leather bags, jewellery, hats, scarves, wraps and gloves. The gallery stocks a number of Australian brands including Ugg boots, St Albans scarves wraps and throws, Jacaru coats and hats, Clover Fields soaps and products, Brilliant hand painted silk scarves and Sarah Gordon jewellery. The gallery has a huge range of gift cards for all occasions including a number of locally hand made cards. Steve and Luke welcome artists to enquire about exhibiting their work in the gallery. The gallery is open 7 days (except Christmas Day) from 9am till 5pm and can be contacted on 0248771333

Bundanoon is a delightful village set close to the Morton National Park and offers scenic walks, waterfalls and stunning views nearby. It is perhaps the prettiest of the Southern Highlands villages. Bundanoon presents a charming scene with its avenue of English trees from the town approach to the main shopping strip. The area is a bushwalkers paradise with fourteen suggested walks, most have vantage points with spectacular views across the valleys. Details can be found by visiting

BUNDANOON PIONEER FLASK. A great range of beer, wine & spirits and many of our local beers and cool climate wines. Open Mon/Sat 10am - 7pm Sun & Pub Hols 10am - 4pm

13 Railway Parade, Bundanoon Ph: 4883 7314

Relax, Retreat, Refresh at Pines Pastoral The Pines Pastoral is a large cattle farm set in the prettiest part of the Southern Highlands of NSW. It has five cottages with all modern conveniences with every window opening onto a postcard landscape. The five cottages are available for booking, so if you are looking for absolute quiet and privacy, The Pines Pastoral is an obvious choice. The Pines has featured in 52 ‘Weekends Away’, ‘The Sydney Magazine’, ‘The

Great Outdoors’, ‘Sydney Weekender’, ‘Channel 7’ and ‘The Sun- Herald Travel Weekend’. The cottages are located within easy driving distance from Sydney and Canberra and is close to Morton National Park. So pack your woollies and head to Pines Pastoral. Ph: 0418 200 138

BUNDANOON PIZZA & PASTA. Takeaway meals. Pasta,Chicken & Pizza dishes. Open: Thurs - Sun 5pm onwards.

37 Railway Pde, Bundanoon Ph: 4883 7733


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Jams, honey, mustards, pickles & salad dressings.

Ph/Fx or E-Mail for Brochure

02 4877 1536

Ph: 4877 1404 Or visit our showroom Shop 1, Mrs Oldbucks Cnr, Berrima


Historic 1850's Bakery

Old Hume Hwy.Berrima

A truly unique,

Fresh baked bread & rolls daily. Home made soup & sandwiches. Large selection of hot pies. Devonshire teas & delicious cakes. Great coffee. OPEN 7 DAYS from 8:00am Shop 6, Mrs Oldbucks Cnr. Berrima

Ph: 4877 2785


For that unique gift that really counts. Hume Hwy, Berrima The white shop @ the top.


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Tea Rooms Open 7 days

Morning, afternoon tea & light lunch.

Great Coffee! (Free Trade Organic)

Cnr Wingecarribee St & Hume Hwy

Ph: 4877 2222

Surveyor General Inn Est 1834

Australia's oldest, continuous licenced Inn Lunch & dinner, great local wines & a wide choice of draught beer. Open 7 days. Mon-Sat till midnight, Sun 11am-10pm

Open 7 Days.

Accommodation & history!

Ph: 02 4877 1211

Old Hume Hwy, Berrima

Ph: 02 4877 1226

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P&S perfume & skincare co

Berrima Village Pottery Open 7 Days 10-5 Unique Country Style Pottery and Home wares from around the world 8 Jellore St, Berrima


historic village! THE COURTYARD CAFE Breakfast & Lunch Morning & Afternoon Teas

Open 6 days 9.30 - 4pm Closed Thurs except Sch Hols

Shop 2, 3 & 4 Berrima's Retreat (behind the Lolly Shop)

Ph: 02 4877 2729

Mrs Oldbucks Pantry

Ph: 48 771987

The Bay Tree Gallery Local Artwork and a large range of quality gifts and fashion accessories. 116 Old Hume Highway Berrima

Open 7 Days 9am till 5pm

Ph: 02 4877 1333

SPRINKLES Christmas Shop Open All Year

Delectable jams • Toppings • Sauces • Honeys • Chutneys • 120 teas • Confectionery • Gourmet delights.

Large range of Christmas decorations & Australian Christmas animals.

Ph: 4877 1489/1800 440 144

Ph: 4877 1577

Mrs Oldbucks Cnr, Berrima


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434 Wombeyan Caves Rd Mittagong Phone: 4878 5044 E: Open: for Lunch 12pm -2.30pm, Thurs-Sun. Tapas - Fri & Sat nights. Cellar Door Sat/Sun 10am to 4pm. Fully licenced restaurant/cafe specialising in local produce and wines, with a modern Australian flavour. Located on the McVitty Grove vineyards with views of the rolling Southern Highlands landscape. Dinners and functions by arrangement.

1. Tertini Wines 2. Bousaada Winery 3. Feast @ McVitty 4. Centennial Vineyards 5. Marist Brothers Wines 6. Southern Highlands Wines 7. Mount Ashby Estate 8. Sallys Corner Wines 9. Banjo's Run Vineyard 10. Eling Forest Winery

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Centennial Road, Bowral Open 10am-5pm Ph: 02 4861 8722 Restaurant now open 7 days: 11am to 4pm. Ph: 02 4861 8701

The Hermitage Cnr Bong Bong & Old South Rds, Mittagong Open: Sat & Sun 11-4pm, or by app. Phone: (02) 4872 1911 E:


Centennial Vineyards and Restaurant are situated in a breathtaking vineyard setting just 3 minutes drive west from Bowral.The emphasis is on quality food and wine. Visit our cellar door and taste from our multi-award winning wines then have lunch overlooking the vineyards. As the Highlands’ most awarded producer of quality wines, we currently have 20 wines available for tasting with something to tempt everyone’s palate.

The first vineyard that you discover once you leave the M5 motorway from Sydney is The Hermitage vineyard, the home of Marist Brothers Wines. Originally acquired over 100 years ago for the training of the Brothers, the 155-hectare estate is today a sacred place of quiet and tranquility. In addition to the assortment of cool climate wines produced on the 13 hectare vineyard, including sauvignon blanc, riesling, pinot gris, pinot noir and merlot, a selection of homemade jams and relishes is also available for you to taste. Not to be missed on your visit is a viewing of the beautifully restored neo- gothic style chapel.


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Tertini Wines is one of the most awarded wine producers in the Southern Highlands. Our wines are subtle and elegant, with excellent fruit characters arising from the long, slow ripening period and our commitment to low cropping levels, hand pruning and hand picking. Enjoy our award-winning Arneis (one of the rarest wines in the world), Riesling, Pinot Noir and Cabernet/Merlot at the Cellar Door, or you can take a break with some great coffee, gourmet teas and Italian treats.


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Southern Highland Wines is the home of the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world! The locally produced 2010 Oldbury Reserve Sauvignon Blanc has won many accolades and continues to excel in the prestigious international wine show circuit. The team at SHW have created a winery that is fresh, modern and spacious, where you can experience award winning cool climate wines and mouth watering meals. Sample a selection of wines, tour through the winery, learn about wine making, relax with a glass of wine and enjoy the tantalising selection of produce. Book a table for lunch, on 4868 2300.



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Open Thurs - Sun & pub hols 10 - 5pm Ph: 02 4869 4792

Indulge in a golden moment at Mount Ashby Estate Winery. Our Cellar Door and” La Pallette” Cafe are open Thursday to Sunday 11 am to 5 pm or by appointment. Enjoy award winning wines, local produce amongst Sally Beresford Antiques and French Farmhouse Tables.

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Fitzroy Falls

Sallys Corner ⑧ 257 Sally's Corner Rd, Exeter Midway betweeen Old Argyle Rd & the Hume Hwy

Open 10.30 – 4.30pm Sat,Sun & pub hols or by appointment Ph: 02 4883 4999 Choosing a good wine is simple. A good wine is the wine you like. Come to our cellar door and experience the aromas and flavours of our wines and you be the judge. Our wines are the best value in the Southern Highlands.

Eling Forest ⑩

Banjo's Run Vineyard ⑨

On the Hume Highway, Sutton Forest

212 Sally’s Corner Rd, EXETER NSW 2579

12kms South of Berrima, 2kms North of the Illawarra Highway

Open: Cellar Door: Sat & Sun & Public Holidays

Cellar Door Café & Farm Shop ph: 4878 9155 Open: 7 days per week, 10 am to 5 pm except Xmas Day Email: Cellar Door, Café and Farm Shop; where you can purchase gourmet food ‘pronto’ for the traveller. Sample, then enjoy the region’s finest wines in the intimacy of our Café and winter open fire with a choice of farm fresh home-made fare for lunches or morning and afternoon teas. Group wine tasting tours welcome at small charge. BnB, wedding venue and award winning Stones Restaurant.

11am - 4pm (other times by appointment)

Ph: 0408 228 724 or 0416 038 724 Email: Cellar Door, Award Winning Wines Group bookings welcome, Tastings in the vines, Family run, Rural setting, Friendly Working farm, Telephone and online sales


Canary Cafe Open 7 days from 8.30am Open for morning, afternoon tea and lunch.

Dining Southern Highlands

Opposite Coles Express

409 - 411 Argyle St, Moss Vale

The Blue Rose Cafe Coffee Shop, Snacks & Takeaway food. • Pies, sausage rolls • Slices, cookies & muffins • Milkshakes & coffee. Blue Rose Cafe - open 5 days Monday- Friday 9-4pm

Ph: 4869 5925

4/10 Funston St, Bowral

Wolfgang's German Restaurant

The Stone Room - Tapas & Wine Bar

Authentic German & Swiss Cuisine

Weddings, birthdays all functions. Cheese boards & share plates. Extensive wine list. Tapas: from a light snack to a full meal - something for everybody

Open: Lunch, Sat & Sun 11.30 - 2.00pm Dinner, Wed - Sun 5.30pm till late Highlands Arcade, (behind ANZ Bank) 279-287 Bong Bong St. Bowral

Ph: 4861 2769

Love the food and the ambience! Open: Fri - Sun, lunch. Wed- Sat dinner

Ph: 02 4877 2800

Ph: 02 4861 1257

Old Hume Highway BERRIMA

Cafe Pirouette & Fine Food Deli

The Magpie Cafe Berrima

Fresh food & great coffee All day breakfast. Lunches on the run or sit down and unwind, romantic dinners, home made cakes, muffins & desserts.

Open 7 Days

OPENING HOURS: 7 days 7am till 4pm weekdays, 8am till 4pm weekends

Shop 6-7, 79-81 Hoddle St, Robertson

Ph: 4885 1788 24 24

Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Selection of home-made cakes, scones jam & cream.

BYO. Old Hume Hwy, Berrima

Ph: 4877 2008

What's On August - September Fireside Festival 1-31 August 21 venues throughout the Canberra region. Celebrate winter in Canberra during this month-long festival. Enjoy hearty winter cuisines with local wines in front of crackling fires. Camden Antique Fair 4-5 August Approximately thirty well-known dealers representing most types of antiques, furniture, jewellery, linen, porcelain and collectable items. A preview evening on Friday 3 August from 6.30 pm to 9 pm will give visitors an opportunity to browse, buy or consider before attendance on the weekend when the Fair will open at 10 am. Refreshments include home made soup, pies, sandwiches with coffee and tea. Valuer for appraisals of family treasures. The Fair is a fund raising activity of QUOTA International of Camden - supporting worthy causes. Beneficiaries for this year’s Fair will be the 1st Cobbitty Scout Group, the Wollondilly SES and other charities. Ph: 4655 5963 ADFAS Bowral Film Night: 8 August will raise funds to support sending children from six small local schools to an Oz Opera for Schools performance of Hansel and Gretel. Funds raised by ADFAS also support scholarships for two students at the Sturt School for Wood. Tickets are available at the Empire Cinema. Visit for more information. Carrington Fair 11 August. 90 Werombi Rd, Grasmore. Great family day out: food, music, dance, & car displays, show rides, pony rides and more. Ph: 4659 0305

are now open for breweries to reserve exhibitor space and explore sponsorship packages. High Tea in the Gardens 26 August 1.30pm - 4pm Campbelltown Arts Centre Cafe. Set in the picturesque surrounds of the Japanese Gardens, enjoy a mix of sweet and savoury delights, as well as tea, coffee and a glass of bubbly. Ph: 4645 4297 Camden Festival - Festivals and Celebrations 8-23 September Various venues around the Camden. Includes Street Fair; Cinema under the Stars; Food Wine and Music Festival; Spring Picnic; Masked Ball; Colonial Sunday and Jazz in the Vineyards. Camden Festival runs for two weeks with something for all. Ph: 4655 8338 Alpaca Show 15 - 16 September Charles Ledger Show Alpaca judging (NSW-Sydney C and H Region). Moss Vale Showground Ph: 0410 461 343. Dan Murphy's Southern Highlands Food and Wine Festival 15 & 16 September 10am-6pm, Sat & 9am to 4pm Sun. Bong Bong Racecourse, Kangaloon Road, Bowral. This inaugural festival will provide locals and visitors with two great days to sample award winning food and wine. Live music, cooking demonstrations, a family fair and some great market stalls. A FREE shuttle bus service will also run from Bowral Station to the Race Course throughout the day. Ph: 4861 5973

Fireside Festival - Canberra

Alpaca Show

Trainworks Beer Festival

Tulip Time 18 September -1 October Corbett Gardens, Bowral. Be stunned by the breathtaking beauty of the region during the 52nd Tulip Time Festival. Over 100,000 tulips and 25,000 annuals are planted each year to transform Bowral's Corbett Gardens and other parks across the shire into stunning displays of sweeping Spring colour. For the duration of the 14-day festival you can enjoy a changing program of events including specialist shows on the weekends. Ph: 1300 657 559

Battle of the Bangers!

Riverfest 25 August 11am to 3pm Koshigaya Park, Campbelltown. This popular family event features a variety of multicultural entertainment, performers, dancers, informative stalls, free interactive workshops and food vendors with dishes from around the world. Ph: 4645 4921

'TASTE' Food Wine and Music Festival 23 September 12pm - 5pm. Camden Town Farm, Exeter Street, Camden. Enjoy a host of delicious food options and wine tasting from some of the region's best winemakers, cooking demonstrations plus a jumping castle, face painting and an animal farm for kids. Ph: 4645 5034

Food & Wine Festival

Trainworks Winter Beer Festival 25 August 10am - 5pm Trainworks, 10 Barbour Rd, Thirlmere. A celebration of great beer and the craftsmanship, artistry and passion that goes into its creation. The Trainworks site will be transformed into a beer lovers’ paradise as the exhibited locos and diesel engines give wide berth for a family-friendly celebration of great beer, good food and live entertainment. Bookings

Battle of the Bangers 30 September The Surveyor General Inn Tulip Time's Battle of the Bangers Grand Final will take place at the Surveyor General Inn, Berrima. This will be the culmination of all finalists who have gone through the heats at their local pub and been the winner. Why not come along and join in the fun, which will start at 3pm. Ph: 02 4877 1226

Mittagong Preschool Bush Fun Run - A Family Day of Fun, Food and Fitness. 19 August. Welby Hockey fields. All abilities are catered for from families with prams to the professionals with 2km, 5km and 10km courses to choose from. Register at or on the day from 7:30am (first race starts at 8:45am).

Riverfest in Campbelltown


Robertson Potato Farm


The green heart of the Highlands Robertson is a pretty rural village with breath-taking scenery, spectacular waterfalls and rainforests in nearby National Parks. Lush surrounding farmland and country lanes complete the picture for this 'not to be missed' visitor friendly village, which lies at the edge of the Southern Highlands. In Robertson, you’ll find cosy cafes and restaurants, antiques and collectables, galleries with regular exhibitions, and a heritage railway station in landscaped gardens. Many shops specialize in goods that are both hand - made and Australian. The building known as ‘The Cheese Factory’ is a ‘must see’ in Robertson as it now houses a collection of shops offering, cheese, gifts, craft and collectables. The village is worth visiting both for itself, and as an ideal base to explore a spectacular hinterland, it is recognized as the “green heart” of the Southern Highlands on account of its superb rural scenery. Ridge roads with sweeping views contrast with sheltered tree-clad lanes, making this a delightful place for a scenic drive. There is much to discover. Stud cattle, sheep and alpacas graze green pastures. Rich, deep, red soils grow the legendary “Robbo Spuds” - Australia’s most sought-after potatoes. Robbo Spuds are always on sale in season (December to April). All this and more in a picturesque village where people are friendly, parking is easy and there is a genuine country town atmosphere. Nearby are three of the longest drop


waterfalls in Australia. They all plunge from rugged sandstone escarpments into rainforest canyons and valleys. Barren Grounds nature reserve has wonderful wild flowers and easy plateau walks to coastal views. The Illawarra Fly turns exploring the cliff tops into a great adventure with treetop walkways, a soaring tower, and sweeping coastal vistas from Port Kembla to Kiama. Further afield you can find Fitzroy Falls which offers scenery on a grand scale. Waterfalls, sandstone cliffs, lush rainforest gullies and sweeping views of the escarpment are a good reason for visitors to include this area in your tour of the Southern Highlands.. The Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is open seven days and provides a range of information on Morton National Park and other places to visit in the area. The Falls Café offers a selection of tasty home cooked meals or simply coffee and cake in a bush environment. Barbecue facilities, toilets, picnic shelters all with disabled access.



Delicious pies, pastries, sausage rolls, soups and a variety of other foods made on the premises.

Illawarra Highway,

Jamberoo intersection, 3km east of Robertson

Ph: 4885 1330

What to See & Do Visit spectacular Fitzroy Falls Robertson Rail Heritage Station Budderoo National Park Belmore Falls Carrington Falls Illawarra Fly Robertson Cheese Factory For information about Robertson go to: VISIT: Robertson Cheese Factory 107 Illawarra Hwy, Robertson Ph: 4885 2000 or 4885 2400

Tulip Time 2012, Bowral Southern Highlands ‘Connections and Contrasts’ 18 September – 1 October A celebration of stunning tulip displays, entertainment, special events, premiere private gardens and more! 2012 celebrates Tulip Time’s 52nd festival. The centrepiece of Tulip Time, Bowral’s Corbett Gardens will again be mass-planted with over 60,000 tulips and 25,000 annuals with an additional 40,000 tulips planted in Winifred West Park in Mittagong and Leighton Gardens in Moss Vale. This year’s charity partner is Lifeline Macarthur. The Southern Highlands falls directly within the Lifeline Macarthur & Southern Highlands precinct so proceeds from Tulip Time 2012 go directly back to the local community. The theme of ‘connections and contrasts’ reflects Lifeline’s slogan, “connect with someone who cares”. Throughout the 14-day Tulip Time festival there will be a changing program of events including live entertainment in Corbett Gardens, Food & Wine Fair, House & Garden

Expo, Tulips After Dark and classic favourite, Tulip Time Street Parade. Also open for the duration of Tulip Time are some of Australia’s premiere private gardens. Special events on the calendar this year include 7’s Rugby Tournament, Fashion Parade High Tea @ historic Milton Park Hotel, ‘Battle of the Bangers’ sausage cook-off at Southern Highlands town and village pubs. Geraldine Turner, one of Australia’s best loved Musical Theatre stars is this years Tulip Time Ambassador. Corbett Gardens, Bowral 18 September – 1 October 2012 Opening Times: 9am to 4pm daily Also Saturday 22 Sept 6.30pm-9pm Note: Garden closed Mon 17 Sept For More Info Contact: Tourism Southern Highlands 1300 657 559 or 02 4871 2888 E:

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And Chats Cafe & Restaurant Eat in or takeaway Open 7 days Illawarra Hway Robertson

Ph: 4885 1444

Come and explore the shops, food & cafe at OPEN 7 DAYS

The Robertson Cheese Room

Providores of local, organic and imported cheeses and condiments. Ph:

4885 2000

Green Heart Gallery Australian works by artisans & craft makers. (Closed Tues & Wed) Ph 4885 2400

Highlands in Season

Produce & products reflecting our seasons. Ph:

Robertson Cheese Factory Cafe 107 ILLAWARRA HWY, ROBERTSON

0407 933 435

Serving fresh, local & seasonal produce. Breakfast, light lunches. Ph:

4885 2468


Historic Homes in Goulburn


Australia’s first inland city Goulburn is a thriving rural and commercial centre and offers country style living and hospitality. The city is rich in heritage and natural beauty and any visitor interested in the history and development of this beautiful city will be delighted during guided and self guided tours of historic sites, homesteads, cathedrals, cemeteries and points of interest. The first white explorers sited the land that was to become the first inland city from Mt. Towrang in 1798, but it was not explored until some 20 years later. Governor Macquarie declared it the Goulburn plains in 1820. Land seekers settled the area from 1818 onwards.

By 1841 Goulburn had a population of some 1,200 people - a courthouse, police barracks, churches, hospital, post office and was the centre of a great sheep and farming area. It became an administrative centre for the district taking in surrounding townships for the new County Argyle. It is home to the Big Merino & the NSW Police Academy and its secondary industry is based on a mix of private and Government enterprise. In the private sector, firms are engaged in wool scouring, cotton products, footwear, heavy and light engineering, building related undertakings, retail distribution and concrete products.

What to See & Do Goulburn Historic Waterworks Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre Riversdale Historic Homestead Goulburn War Memorial & Museum Major Regional Events Lilac Festival Goulburn Roses Festival Taralga Heritage Rally The Pumpkin Festival The Apple Day Festival VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE 201 Sloane Street, Goulburn Ph: 02 4823 4492 or 1800 353 646 E:

Fireside Festival – for all of your favourite winter indulgences! 1-31 August 2012 Where: 21 venues throughout the Canberra region Come and discover winter in the capital region, during this year’s Fireside Festival. Celebrating everything good about winter, this month-long festival is all about curling up by the crackling fire, with some hearty winter cuisine while enjoying a glass of fine local red with that loved one or friends. So instead of staying home this winter,

make Canberra your destination with one of their winter warming experiences – from degustation dinners celebrating local and seasonal produce to tastings of the region’s best reds, as well as innovative and exciting performances, events and exhibitions. And with indulgent day spa experiences available and special B&B will never want to leave! Further information visit: for event details and register online to receive regular event updates.

Make your winter escape an escape to winter…


Historic Goulburn


Colonial, Georgian Homestead and former Coaching Inn (1837) • Colonial furniture • Arts & crafts. • Formal Gardens • Cottage Gardens • Picnic facilities • Kitchen • Toilets

The Big Merino A celebration of Australia's fine wool industry

Showcasing beautiful fashion items made from this brilliant and versatile natural fibre. Cnr Hume and Sowerby St, Goulburn

Ph: 4822 8013

Open: Sun 10am-3pm. Mon, Tues, Thurs: 10am - 2pm Groups any day by app

Twynam Dr, North Goulburn. Mob: 0414 951 955 or 0409 953 859 E:

Historic Goulburn Goulburn is teeming with history and is sure to delight the history buffs amongst you. Visit grand old buildings & magnificent cathedrals! Explore historic attractions, museums & old houses! Visit the Big Merino. Take in the grandeur of this beautiful historic city by strolling through its streets and laneways! The following historic sites are a real treat for those who appreciate buildings of historic significance; St Saviour's Cathedral, The Big Merino, Riversdale Homestead, St Clair Folk Museum & Archives, Goulburn War Memorial & Museum and Goulburn Historic Waterworks, located in an idyllic setting on the banks of the Wollondilly River.


War Memorial A unique war memorial boasting spectacular views of the city. Charming museum located in the old caretakers cottage, containing memorabilia from all wars. Lookout open every day. Tower and Museum open weekends, pub & school hols 10am - 4pm.

Memorial Drive, Rocky Hill, Goulburn

Ph: 4823 4463

St Saviour’s Cathedral

Historic Waterworks Marsden Weir, Goulburn Home to two unique, operational, steam engines, each over 100 years old. Picnic in the grounds or lunch at the Pumphouse Cafe on steaming days.

Open: Sunday and school holidays 10am-4pm. Mon & Tues 10am – 2pm. Steaming Dates for 2012: 30 Sept, 21 Oct, 25 Nov, 16 Dec.

Ph: 4823 4448

This Cathedral is one of the most beautiful Gothic Cathedrals in Australia. Completed in 1884, St Saviour’s Cathedral was designed by the architect Edmund Blacket. Admire the stained glass windows, detailed stone carving and magnificent organ. Bourke St, Goulburn.

Open: 10-4pm daily Ph: 4821 2206 E:


1-31 AUGUST 21 venues throughout the Canberra region

Curl up by the crackling fire, taste the best winter cuisine, enjoy glasses of fine red wine, discover new places and experiences, and immerse yourself in winter...


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WOLLONGONG CITY GALLERY Exhibitions - August 2012 Open Tues-Fri, 10am-5pm. Weekends & Public Hols from noon - 4pm Burelli St, Wollongong Ph: 02

Naomi Ullmann: Opportunity Knocks Naomi Ullman, Installation view, Home Sweet Home, 2008, mixed media

Jenny Tubby: Octagonal Rooms Jenny Tubby, Octagonal Rooms installation, 2011, mixed media. Photography Derek Kreckler.

EXHIBITIONS: celebrating commUNITY Naidoc Week 2012 until 12 August ARTEXPRESS High achieving bodies of work by NSW students. until 19 August Naomi Ullmann: Opportunity Knocks An installation of miniature homes in snowdomes. Until 26 August Jenny Tubby: Octagonal Rooms 2011/12 Artist in Residence Until 26 August Stand Up Close: Remembering Ron Lambert Celebrating the legacy of this influential artist and teacher Until 2 September You Are Here Works from the collection inspired by the Illawarra landscape Until 11 November

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celebrating commUNITY Beryl Brierley, The Emu in the Milky Way, 2009, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 51 x 76.5cm, Purchased 2011.

celebrating commUNITY, on display until 12 August, is an exhibition of works by local Aboriginal artists for NAIDOC Week 2012, and celebrates the spirit of unity and community pride. ARTEXPRESS features a selection of high achieving Bodies of Work submitted for the New South Wales Higher School Certificate Visual Arts examination in 2011. On display Until 19 August. Resident artist Jenny Tubby has created an installation of octagonal rooms which are like curiosity boxes that invite the viewer to enter and explore. Octagonal Rooms is on display until 26 August. Opportunity Knocks is on display until 26 August and features a series of miniature

You Are Here Sali Herman, Light House at Wollongong, c. 1945, oil on board, 35 x 43 cm, The George and Nerissa Johnson Memorial Bequest, purchased 2008

‘McMansions’ constructed from plastic and old credit cards placed inside snowdomes. Stand Up Close. Remembering Ron Lambert explores the legacy of influential artist and teacher Ron Lambert (1923 – 1995). This exhibition includes work by friends, colleagues and artists. On display until 2 September. You Are Here on show until 11 November, is a location oriented display of contemporary, colonial and early Australian paintings, prints, photographs, watercolours and drawings from the collection created in response to the vivid Illawarra environment.

What's On @ IPAC

A new production from Opera Australia's Oz Opera. Mozart's DON GIOVANNI Love. Betrayal. Passion. Revenge. Be swept up in the stylishly sexy decadence of Oz Opera's exciting new production of Mozart's classic opera.

Bangarra Dance Theatre's TERRAIN Bangarra Dance Theatre explores the relationship of Indigenous people to country and how landscape becomes a second skin.

Griffin Theatre Company's ANGELA'S KITCHEN By Paul Capsis & Julian Meyrick An astonishing, evocative piece of autobiographical theatre from one of Australia's finest performers.

"Opera with attitude" - Daily Telegraph 2 – 4 August Tickets: $60 -$65 Under 30s: $39

24 & 25 August Tickets: $60 -$65 Under 30s: $39

28 August – 1 September Tickets: $49 -$59 Under 30s: $34

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, 32 Burelli Street, Wollongong. Ph: 4224 5999


Moss Vale, September 15 & 16, 2012 THE




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